Minutes, 1897 - 1929
Records of the United Operative Cabinet and Chairmakers' Association of Scotland (No. 10 Branch, Aberdeen)
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 2654
- Dates of Creation1897 - 1929
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 volume (0.05 linear metres) No physical characteristics affecting use of the collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
An Aberdeen branch of the United Operative Cabinet and Chairmakers' Association of Scotland was in existence by 1874. The annual report for 1874 shows that there were 19 members in the branch at this time, from the association's total national membership of 788. By 1939, there were 65 members of the Aberdeen branch. Amalgamation with other furniture industry unions in the later twentieth century led to the creation of the National Amalgamated Furnishing Trades Association.
Further information about the development of the trade union movement and the history of individual trade unions in Aberdeen can be found in William Diack, History of the Trades Council and the Trade Union Movement in Aberdeen (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Trades Council, 1939), and in Kenneth D. Buckley, Trade Unionism in Aberdeen 1870 - 1900 (Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1955). Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, 4 vols (Aldershot: Gower, 1980 - 1984) also contains useful information about the development of individual unions, at both the national and local level. Summarised details from each of these sources has been used in compiling this collection level description.
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Deposited in the University in 1968, by D.M. Craig, District Secretary, Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers.
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